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Godin’s Piggly Wiggly at 6111 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, has been named the 2002 Business of the Year by the Mequon-Thiensville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The business was recognized based on the support for the community offered by owners Paul and Karen Godin, and because of the improvements the Godins have made to the store.
According to the chamber, over the past nine years the Godins have improved the Piggly Wiggly. In the past year, the store has gone through a complete renovation which, in addition to allowing more products to be offered, has improved the overall aesthetics of the area.
Other nominees for the award who were recognized for their contributions were Suburban Rental, Thiensville; Greg Mueller Upholstery, Thiensville; and Meadowmere Assisted Living Apartments, Mequon.
The chamber also honored Mequon-Thiensville School District Superintendant John Box as the citizen of the year.

Ansay & Associates ( has a new Port Washington headquarters at 101 E. Grand, Suite 11 in the new Harbor Square Building. The new facility is located just two miles east of the former A.N. Ansay office, which was located at 217 Freeman Dr. According to co-owners Mike and John Ansay, the agency had a lease that was expiring, initiating the move. "Our new office gives us a more dynamic atmosphere needed to provide superior customer service, to conduct business seminars on-site, and has the convenience of being close to all of the amenities," Mike Ansay said. In addition to the Port Washington headquarters, the agency has an office in downtown West Bend, Campbellsport and Green Bay. A.N. Ansay & Associates is a full-service insurance agency.

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Benjamin M. Cutler, chairman and chief executive officer of Fortis Health, in Milwaukee, and executive vice president of Fortis, Inc. New York, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Health Insurance Association of America.
"Ben has shown tremendous dedication to our industry, making him an excellent choice to lead HIAA as we confront continuing and new challenges in Congress and the state houses," noted HIAA President Donald Young, M.D. "As we look to the year 2003 and beyond, I am confident that the board, with Ben’s leadership, will enable us to continue to be the nation’s leading advocate of the private free enterprise health care system, supporting healthy competition, consumer choice and accessible, affordable health insurance options for all Americans."
Cutler has more than 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He has been with Fortis since 1985, and served as president and CEO of Fortis Health since 1996.
Fortis Health is the oldest national health insurer, 110 years old. It serves the individual medical, small-group and specialty health insurance markets.

Nov, 8, 2002 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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